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No Shave November

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
SPREADING AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH By James Stemple, Staff Writer November brings thoughts of family, tradition, holidays, and daylight savings. All that and the lack of shaving. You’ve probably heard the term “No Shave November” thrown around before—maybe as a...

Character Assassination in Elections

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
CARP CONVENED TO TALK CAMPAIGN ATTACKS IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND 2017 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION  By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer The Lab for Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP) recently conducted a virtual panel to discuss character assassination during elections. The...

OPINION: The Difficulty of Parking at Mason

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
SHOULD MASON PLACE A LIMIT ON NORTHERN VA STUDENT ADMISSION? By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer As a commuter, driving to Mason daily has been the ultimate struggle. After commuting for 45 minutes to an hour, circling around Lot K for...

What is wrong with Wi-Fi on campus?

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
MASON’S IT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXPLAINS WHAT IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE THE NETWORK By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer If you’ve never stood in the middle of a dorm room, holding your laptop to the ceiling in an effort to connect to eduroam...

Mail Room Renovations Reduce Wait Times

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
THE NEW PACKAGE SYSTEM IS PART OF $300,000 IN UPGRADES TO MAIL SERVICES By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer You may have noticed something different about the mailroom this semester. With the lines of students waiting to pick up packages often...

Mason Turns Out for Historic Virginia Election

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
A BREAKDOWN OF HOW STUDENTS VOTED IN THE 2017 RACE  By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A breakdown of how students voted in the 2017 race Virginia voters made their voices heard at the polls last week in the first major...

Faces of Mason

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
Interviews by Huong Cao, Staff Writer, Mia Wise, Staff Writer  and Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor Staff: Michael Hunter, Access Service Specialist at Fenwick Library What is your position at Fenwick Library? Outside of providing circulation and information services, which is everything...

Nic’s Flicks

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
By Nic Macotto, Staff Writer KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Thor: Ragnarok Star Rating: 3/4 In terms of a feature length film, “Thor: Ragnarok” is...

How Riding And Working With Horses Can Impact People

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
THERAPEUTIC HORSE RIDING PROGRAM HELPS PEOPLE COPE  By Huong Cao, Staff Writer On Nov. 2, students in George Mason’s Department of Social Work gathered to discover something many may not have heard before – “How Riding and Working With Horses...

Students voted, shifting the focus on issues they care about…

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 3:09pm
A VOTE CASTED IS A VOICE HEARD…LEARN HOW STUDENTS CHOSE TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHT   By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer  Each and every eligible student registered to vote on-campus had the chance to vote at Merten Hall on Tuesday, Nov....

Patriots Open the Season With a Narrow Victory

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
By Hogan LePore, Staff Writer The Mason men’s basketball team started their 2017-2018 season on the right note, defeating Lafayette College on Friday, Nov. 10 at the EagleBank Arena. The Patriots toppled the Leopards 67-65 in a close finish. Mason...

Mason Men’s Basketball Ranked Middle of the Pack

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
RETURNING JUNIOR AND SOPHOMORES HOPE TO LEAD PATRIOTS TO VICTORY  By Hogan LePore, Staff Writer Out of the 351 Division I intercollegiate men’s basketball programs in the nation, George Mason University is left hanging in the middle. According to rankings by...

Northam and Democrats Win Major Victories in Virginia’s Election

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
THE CANDIDATES HOSTED AN ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY-TURNED-VICTORY RALLY AT MASON By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Democrat Ralph Northam won the race to be Virginia’s next governor, defeating his Republican rival Ed Gillespie in one of the first statewide general...

OPINION: Why I Don’t Vote

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
By Michelle Gardner I grew up in Nokesville, Virginia, a small town in the northern Virginia county of Fauquier. I turned 18 in the fall of 2007 and was excited to cast my vote for Barack Obama the following year....

OPINION: Is Chem Too Discouraging?

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer General Chemistry 211 is a class at Mason that is known to be very challenging and is always discussed among students. Because of the difficulty of this course, I strongly believe that it’s a weed-out...

OPINION: #MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
#MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason By: Lauren Agnello, Roosevelt @ Mason Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence Trigger Warning: for immediate support, Mason students can call the GMU 24-hour hotline at 703-380-1434. Non-Mason students can call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with...

“Stranger Things” Season 2: A Solid Follow-up in the Series

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
BINGE-WORTHY SHOW “STRANGER THINGS” SEASON 2 DOES NOT DISAPPOINT… By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer Just a few days before Halloween, Netflix graced its viewers with a new season of its original creation “Stranger Things.” Ever since the first season’s release...

The History of Food

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY HAD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL FOOD HISTORY WEEKEND ON OCT. 26-28TH  By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer From Chinese food, Japanese, Mexican, or Italian, there are many different types of food readily available in American...

Perks of Being a Mason Student

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Being a Mason student comes with its advantages. Aside from its crisp red and yellow leaves lining trees across campus in autumn, diverse student body, and coming-soon Chipotle, there is an abundance of perks,...

Media and the Arab Uprising Panel

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:09am
PANEL DISCUSSING THE POLITICS AND CULTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND HOW THEY ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA  By Nick Puzzanghera, Staff Writer On Wednesday, the department of Middle East and Islamic Studies and the department of Film and Video Studies...